MGMT played a pretty rough episode of Saturday Night Live this weekend. Host Gabourey Sidibe stumbled over a lot of her lines, though she at least understood what humor was, what she was saying, etc. (making January Jones still the worst host in recent memory). MGMT did “Flash Delirium” and “Brian Eno,” and while Andrew VanWyngarden kept his eyes closed for most of their performances, guitarist James Richardson did crazy eyes whenever the camera panned over to him. Star-making appearance for him. Other highlights from the episode: Sidibe’s epic cherry-spitting battle with Andy Samberg, and John Mulaney’s first Weekend Update appearance. MGMT below, the comedy highlights (but maybe MGMT was a comedy highlight?) at Videogum.
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